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>> stephanie: hello tv world. sexy liberal hal sparks, hump days with hal hour number three. don't you hate it when somebody sends you a picture of their horrific injuries and asks if it looks infected. >> you asked what happened to my hand so i sent. >> picture. >> was there skin hanging off of it? >> i burned the heck out of it. >> stephanie: what was the purpose of heeding lavender wax? i didn't get the whole story.
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>> i don't want to get into the purpose of that. [ laughter ] [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> she's become a soap maker. >> stephanie: somebody had a big weekend. well healing nicely, here she is in the current news center, jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. attorney general eric holder is going to testify before congress today, now facing two different inquiries. one is likely to be the issue of the i.r.s. admitting it paid particularly close attention some conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. the other is the justice department's secret subpoena of "the associated press"'s phone records over the course of two months. as for the latter, holder claims he recused himself from the national security leak investigation that led the d.o.j. to ask for the a.p. a calls. the government is looking into
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what may have leaked information pertaining to a foiled terrorist plot that the a.p. reported back in may of 2012. holder said it was out of an abundance of caution because of his frequent contact with the media. however he did categorize the national security leak as one of the most serious he's ever seen. as you for the i.r.s.'s poor decision make, holder said he is launching an investigation into what happened and whether or not there are any criminal violations but an i.r.s. inspector general report says the agency's behavior was incompetent but not malicious and not politically motivated. the report says the white house was not involved in any way and president obama, after reviewing the report released a statement calling the actions intolerable and inexcusable. he says he instructed treasury secretary jack you won't -- jack lew to hold those responsible for their actions so it doesn't happen. those recommendations include better documentation of why applications are flagged for
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this show is about analyzing criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but
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somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them right? >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks in hour number three. live in studio. you can e-mail us all there. chris lavoie, jimward like rocky mountain mike did. steph, taking his cue from angelina jolie's preemptive mastectomy, he revealed that louie gohmert had a preemptive lobotomy. >> my guest at this time is texas republican congressman louie gohmert. >> this administration has so
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many muslim members that have influenced -- ♪ louie gohmert time ♪ ♪ he's got muslims he's got muslims on his mind ♪ ♪ have a drink every time he says benghazi, you'll stay drunk all the time ♪ ♪ if you're daddy's rich ♪ ♪ if you're daddy's black you're in the muslim neighborhood ♪ ♪ we're always happy because we're living our right-wing philosophy ♪ >> stephanie: thank you rocky mountain mike. oh okay. there we go. [ applause ] >> how often do you hear a good mungo jerry parody? >> stephanie: not enough of that in talk radio. all righty. so i got bumped for angelina jolie off cnn which i was happy
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to do that. but i'll be back on tonight it looks like on erin burnett. >> you will be on erin burnett. >> angelina jolie was breaking news? >> it was a big story. >> you're a chick with -- [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: really? >> what! >> stephanie: i'm a boob expert. >> you are. >> stephanie: i'm an aficionado. >> you've been around them. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> stephanie: hello. dr. mcsqueezey feel pants is here tonight. >> hey now. >> stephanie: stop it! i was reading some more of her -- it really was -- you know i think -- somebody i think jacki was saying it was brave of her because you know, she's a sex symbol. and i think it was -- i was reading, you know, because i think that it was -- she did it as a public service.
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i encourage every woman especially if you have a family history of breastor ovarian cancer to seek out the information that can help you through this aspect to make informed choices. some people think it is radical. >> my wife thinks she's nuts. >> really? just because -- >> shall we get shaniqua on the phone? >> stephanie: no. that's why jim acts like such a pig on the show. if she were awake, it would be a whole different jim not nearly as much fun. >> just the idea that there is a possibility of getting breast cancer to go ahead and lop them off. they take a deep breath. >> a little more surgical than lopping them off. she kept her nipple and her areola. >> stephanie: some people think it is extreme. she has the gene that gave her 87% chance. for her -- she approached it more as a mother that lost her mom. she lost her mom really young. i don't know.
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scary statistics. she cites in here. breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year. mainly in low and middle income countries. this is the income inequality thing we talk about. good for her for bringing that up. because she walks the talk on a lot of this stuff. priority more women can access gene testing and life saving treatment. the cost of testing for her particular gene is $3,000 in the u.s. it remains an obstacle for a lot of women. i choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know they might be living under the shadow of cancer. it is my hope they will be able to get gene tested. if they have high risk, they will know they have strong options. the ones that scare us should not, the ones -- are the ones we can take control of. good for her. i was happy to give up my media whoredom for a night.
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>> stephanie: my mom had cancer. she had one side mastectomy and did radiation and hormone pills. that was years ago. she's fine but only because cells grow so slowly at that age. >> doctors cautioned it is only for people who have these types of genes. cutting them off is an invasive surgery. and you know, just because you have them doesn't mean you should -- >> stephanie: another thing i learned, brad pitt is awesome. ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ >> what was your first clue? >> stephanie: because he has a jam room. he has an entire room just to store jam. >> artisan jams. and jellies. >> stephanie: keep it down, i can't taste the jam properly. >> maybe i should get some of mama bones' artisan jams. pomegranate jam. >> stephanie: what tantrum are
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we on presently? benghazi benghazi, benghazi? >> that seems to be fading. >> combined tantrum. >> the i.r.s. seems to be taking center stage right now. >> stephanie: you know how easily distracted cats are. this toy, oh how about this toy. oh feather. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] i'm sorry, no the to say we've commented on, you know, what's right or wrong here and yet the hypocrisy is just oh! what do we think of the headline that says dick cheney on benghazi lies and cover-up. [ buzzer ] lies! >> hello he lied. >> oh! >> stephanie: oh boy. okay. this is one of those stories i couldn't even really -- you may need to get the liar cam ready for for me. dick cheney said the administration lied about the attack. sort of thing never happened on his watch as you know. ♪ la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la la, la liar ♪ >> why can't obama keep us safe
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the way chinny did? -- the way cheney did. >> stephanie: he said to sean hannity, they lied. they claimed it was because of a demonstration video. it was really about their incompetence. they ignored repeated warnings from the c.i.a. about the threat. that sort of thing never happened on his watch. [ laughter ] >> you are a liar! you're meddling in things that are none of your business! >> stephanie: they ignored messages from their own people on the ground that they needed more security. >> you're a liar. a dirty rotten liar! >> stephanie: wait for it. i think it is one of the worst incidents frankly that i can recall in my career. >> wait a minute! wait a minute! >> oh, you're a liar. you always were! >> the worst national security failure? [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: let me think. oh, i know, 9-11 which happened on your watch! and speaking of lying why, how did we get into iraq? i wonder now.
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>> the granddaddy of all liars. >> i'm winded. >> stephanie: just this i.r.s. thing alone not that it's right. of course it is not right. naacp, that one church got investigated. green peace. during the bush administration. the difference is there were never these huge quote-unquote scandal of news cycle. there was not one story about one embassy that was attacked while bush was president. >> and the 60 people who died. >> stephanie: 9-11, of course we had to rally around the president. there might have been any sort of security failure there. it is incredible. every story you look at -- they literally cannot say watergate fast enough. there is a great piece from john dean. saying this is not even vaguely -- once again
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benghazi -- three-day cover-up. in terms of the i.r.s., they blew the whistle on themselves. >> there was a reason they went after them, because they were abusing the privilege. >> stephanie: right. right. at any rate, okay. so -- and by the way they're not politicizing benghazi as you know. >> no, of course not. >> stephanie: with the help of john bolin, they want to cash in on terror attacks. they have listed john bolton to turn the attack into cash for republican congressal campaigns. by the way just point of order how electing house republicans two years from now will help get to the bottom of the benghazi scandal now, not really sure how that tracks. >> we've already gotten to the bottom of it with 11 hearings now, is it? >> stephanie: cool head like john bolton at a time like this. >> get to the bottom of the bottom.
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>> stephanie: right. john bolton said his undersecretary of state during the september 11th attacks. right. >> really? you're going to brag about that? >> stephanie: i saw very closely what a terrorist attack looks like. a terrorist event looks like. yes, you did! yes, you did. >> good for you! have a cookie. >> stephanie: i think it could be a hinge point for the obama administration. will you give $5 to support the nra and their holding the administration responsible? >> computer says no. >> stephanie: not really, captain crazy pants. >> the united states makes the united nations work when it wants to work. that's exactly the way it should be because the only question for the suns what is in our national -- for the united states is what it is in our national interest. >> unhinged guy is talking about hinge points. >> right. >> i know about hinges.
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>> stephanie: second such solicitation from the nrcc which on friday set up a fund raising page to demand answers about the cover-up. please, part with some of your hard-earned cash to help elect more republicans. [ whatever! ] >> stephanie: two years from now to demand answers now because -- okay. >> part of the problem is chris stevens wanted to be inclusive. he didn't want it to be -- he got along well with the local population. so by being that open, i think he let -- in a sense the door open for that, unfortunately. >> stephanie: all right. lots to get to. look over there. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] benghazi, over there. i.r.s. >> the a.p. is getting reported on a lot because it affects journalists. >> stephanie: let me just say as my future husband mike tomasky points out, once again hypocrisy, if there were a republican president, they would be saying screw thosissies at the a.p., this is national security blah, blah, blah.
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we'll get to all of that. i'm only getting warmed up. >> you're in a state. >> stephanie: 19 minutes after the hour. panties, untwist as we continue on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: for a good time, call now 1-800-steph-12. (vo) this afternoon, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. john fugelsang: if you believe in states rights but still support the drug war you must be high. cenk uygur: i think the number one thing viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it.
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and download the free app to your mobile device. try it free. the promo code is stephanie. judy on the angelina jolie story. >> caller: hi, how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: thanks for taking my call guys. i'm one of those people that have the double mastectomy about 18 years ago. it was a year before the genetic testing came out. jim, i'm sorry, it was the best thing i ever did considering my family history. my mother had it. her cousin had it. my grandmother's four sisters had it and my mother's brother had testicular cancer. >> stephanie: that's an important thing you know. i think that every situation is different. my mom, as i said, had breast cancer but she didn't get it until she was in her late 80s. that's not considered a history. but many families have a history like yours that's different right? >> caller: i'm jewish and apparently among european jews,
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there is a 40% -- 40% of them have one of the brca genes. >> stephanie: i have two friends that have been through breast cancer that have jewish. >> caller: 40%. that's a huge deal. i'm just not sorry i did it. can i get a little graphic here? >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: did i have the entire stuff taken out. they didn't leave the nipple because a lot of cancers start there. >> yes. and they were saying -- angelina jolie is increasing her chances by keeping her nipples and areolas. >> but it is one small spot and they can keep an eye on it. i'm surprised she didn't get her ovaries taken out too. there is a greater chance of her having ovarian cancer. >> stephanie: actually, she started breasts because she has a much higher incidents of breast cancer than ovarian cancer. >> her chance of ovarian cancer are like 40%. >> caller: right. still, that's an awful lot
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don't you think? >> stephanie: yeah, exactly. >> caller: when my mom died about 30 years ago was it 20,000 -- 40,000 women died every year in this country. it is same number today. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: same number. >> stephanie: judy, good for you. thanks for your story. >> caller: good on you guys. >> stephanie: appreciate it. i was saying, it is interesting in my mom's case because we never had a history. we were like mom has what? doctor friend of mine was saying by the time you get to a certain age, you're going to get something that's different than a history of what judy's family has. my brother calls her the one [ bleep ] wonder and my mother finds that hilarious. >> oh, stephy. >> your mother finds a lot of things hilarious. >> stephanie: it makes her laugh. i told the story yesterday but i
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told you this is my best mother's day ever because the fact that my mom said blackballs just because i sent her a lobster. because she loves her [ bleep ] lobster. but i sent her a surf and turf basket so they were steak -- >> the turf -- stephy, thank you for the lobster. there are blackballs in here. what are they? some sort of seafood? is it packing material? i said mom i think it's the steak. sure enough, she called me later. stephy, you were right. they started to defrost. thick fillet mignons. they're not blackballs. i'm sorry mom they're not what? >> black balls. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i told you they weren't black balls. >> i think sirius x.m. used that story as a promo. >> stephanie: it is a good story. they pack them -- they're like -- freeze packed something. >> in like plastic? >> stephanie: i don't know. i wasn't there. when the aforementioned black
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spey -- blackballs arrived. >> stephanie: right? yum. >> she couldn't wait to get those in her -- >> stephanie: okay. see, line here. you, here. my mother, my 90-year-old mother -- >> you eat the the fillet mignon. >> stephanie: you cross the word. calling me a c word, that is not the line. >> computer says no. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: gail in sack, is sacramento -- >> caller: i called you guys yesterday, you were laughing at me. the i.r.s. scandal needs to be investigated further back. adam shiffler is on television talking about when they were targeting progressive churches in california. also planned parenthood. >> greenpeace. >> and the naacp and the bush administration didn't want to
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investigate. >> stephanie: by the way they -- the i.r.s. went after the naacp. you know why? because the president just criticized george bush for being the first sitting president since hoover not to address the organization. that causes an i.r.s. audit? really? exactly. >> stephanie: exactly. thank you. but i remember the specific church out here. all saints episcopal in pasadena. they threatened to revoke their tax-exempt status before the 2004 election. that's crazy saying that jesus wouldn't be for war. crazy. that's -- hello! i.r.s. cartoon hand at your door. that's not what jesus would want. >> who would jesus bomb? [knock at door] >> stephanie: black ball delivery. >> there you go! you're fired!
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>> you are even more beautiful to me now because it is the real you. >> this is it, isn't it? this is the real -- >> stephanie miller. >> yes. >> stephanie: some stories we just never get out of our heads. the guy out here in west covina who was trying to saw his arms up in the aisle of home depot. >> um, yeah, but you need an arm to saw off one of your arms. >> stephanie: right. it was not a well thought-out plan. you can never find a guy in orange to help you. you did have a good tip. how do you call 911. >> just use siri.
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>> with your nose. >> i sawed-off both of my arms. at the home depot. please call 911. what do you mean by -- >> do you want to find a local farm? >> no. my arms. >> are you armed, i will alert the police. >> stephanie: blood shooting out. siri no, don't search for businesses. >> it is just a flesh wound. >> stephanie: scott in oklahoma you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi scott. >> caller: hey steph. how you doing? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i was just calling instead of a rant, i was going to say that the i.r.s. was doing their job. because when you have the super pacs that are not paying taxes because they're educating. and then you watch these ads and go well, politifact said that's a lie. that's not education. they were doing their job. >> stephanie: yeah. you know, it's interesting. we're having john dean tomorrow.
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dean was talking about because of course, they want to compare everything to watergate. he said speculation that the scrutiny of tea party groups might have been directed out of the white house is baloney. if that were the case, it wouldn't have come out this way disclosed by the i.r.s. itself. nixon's influenced list targeted enemies for audits. said dean, he fed ehrlichman information and when asked and not asked, nixon was irate when he discovered an i.r.s. list of people including billy graham and john wayne. he said why are our friends getting audited? this was personal for him. it is like pick up a history book! >> obama kind of threw gasoline op the fire by saying this is outrageous. i will do everything i can. >> he kind of has to say that in order to tap it down because it gets out of control. >> still they're doing this for a reason because they're abusing --
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>> stephanie: well, yeah. that's all i'm saying. put things in context in history. would you like some fun facts? >> sure. >> stephanie: the i.r.s. targeted liberals -- they make it sound like this has ever happened before. it is outrageous. >> in the history of ever. >> stephanie: groups were not targeted -- the groups -- they were saying worth noting in this particular case, groups were not targeted in the political vendetta but were executing a makeshift enforcement separating political groups not allowed to claim tax-exempt status from bona fide social welfare organizations. employees are given zero official guidance on how to do that. by the way they might have more official guidance had they had a director. why didn't they, chris? >> because the republicans have been blocking the director. >> i'm sure that's a coincidence. >> stephanie: so they went after tea party groups because it seemed like they might be political. in fact, were political. there were tons of them after citizens united. the commissioner of the i.r.s. at the time was a bush
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appointee. so for people starting to see a dark plot in every -- not the first time such activity has occurred. i wish there was more g.o.p. interest when i raised the point during the bush administration said adam schiff yesterday. i'm glad now the g.o.p. has found interest in this issue and it ought to be of bipartisan concern. i mention it was all saints episcopal, just because they were -- they said something anti-war before the iraq war. no kidding. >> anti-war in a church? that's outrageous. >> stephanie: while all saints came under the gun conservative churches, across the country who we're helping to mobilize voters for bush had little oversight. there were tons of them doing that. give me a break. in 2004, the i.r.s. went after the naacp. auditing just because the head of the criticized julian bond criticized bush for not coming to speak to them. you remember that picture of bush. you could see his shoes behind the curtains. remember, he hid when the leaders of the naacp came to see
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him? >> behind the drapes. >> i'm not here. it's just my shoes oops. >> stephanie: public interest watch who received 97% of their funds from exxon mobil managed to get the i.r.s. to open an investigation into greenpeace. remember they blamed greenpeace for the bp oil spill. can't remember why now. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] because they have submarines. probably blew that up themselves. >> because they want to poison the oceans because -- >> that's greenpeace's goal. >> stephanie: mike in verg, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi mike. >> caller: i'm a conservative and you're right most of this stuff is politically motivated. and it is on both sides. it has been going on for years. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: but i think the guy that made the comment awhile ago about the i.r.s. needs to investigate the tea parties and conservatives, he should be able to back that up and tell us why.
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>> stephanie: because a lot of those groups were blatantly political. that's how you're not eligible for tax-exempt status. after citizens united, there was an explosion of the tea party groups. >> the i.r.s. didn't -- >> caller: i'm a tea party member. i've been to meetings and i can't speak for all but we've never mentioned who to vote for. never. >> never? really? >> stephanie: you think that's true of every tea party around the country? >> probably not. >> okay. >> stephanie: but yours. >> so they were doing political advocacy. >> stephanie: never any political talk of any kind. perhaps his was about actual tea. >> yes. le onoolong or earl grey? >> stephanie: jim in chicago. >> one lump or two? >> caller: the point of this is -- i'm a conservative, is that i know it's been done on both sides but obama was
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supposed to be above all of this. he was supposed to be the person who was going to put -- restore freedom and all of this -- >> stephanie: so was george bush, remember? >> caller: i didn't mention george bush. >> stephanie: right. remember, he was going to be -- >> caller: the current administration said they would be above all of this partisanship and it has proven he's just -- >> stephanie: he didn't come from the white house. no one's claiming it came from obama. >> caller: you think a bunch of low-level employees all of a sudden at the i.r.s. decided to do this on their own? >> stephanie: yes i do, actually. because if an organization has the words tea party in its name, it is most likely doing political advocacy. >> it is their job to investigate that. obama had nothing to do with it. >> caller: nobody was liberal or progressive however. >> the aclu was investigatinged just a few years ago. and liberals cannot be able to
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organize very well. it is just in a liberal's nature not to do that. less liberal groups. >> caller: i see. okay. you honestly believe that? >> yes. >> stephanie: thanks for calling. all right. [ laughter ] >> obama's behind the whole thing! >> stephanie: he comes from one of those tea party groups that only has polite chipmunks. >> oh, no, you first. >> stephanie: sleepy time tea? or mint? >> has he ever been to an anti-war rally? they can't get their crap together. >> stephanie: jim and i went to one downtown. we were like hey people, focus! there's people dying. let's have one theme for this thing. it is anti-war. >> liberals can't organize as well as conservatives can. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> veganism or death. >> stephanie: we're trying to get out of iraq. get it together. jim and i tried to bring order.
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>> legalize -- what was it? oh, yeah, pot! >> stephanie: yes! marijuana people there. all sorts of people. we welcome -- we were inclusive. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] however, focus! >> stephanie: wendy in chicago, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hello, wendy. >> caller: i'm going to downshift back to angeline na jolie. i'm happy for her decision. it is her body, her choice and she feels confident in that decision. however, i think once we start looking at the problem of breast cancer, the big picture needs to be focused on more. especially so much focus on just having a gene. i'm 47 years old. and frankly when i was a child i don't remember so many people around me being affected by breast cancer. targeting the gene is important but a fear that i have, especially when we're talking about insurance is a new precedent for women of the jew sect to say you have this gene.
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we recommend you have breast removal. that is what i fear. because someone like me that personally that would not be an option for me if i did not have cancer, i want to know more about what is causing this. and i think so much in the cancer industry, they're not focusing especially on pesticides in food which are proven to mirror estrogen when ingested by women. so if you have this gene, you could be more predisposed ingesting environmental toxins, that could trigger this. jews have been around for thousands of years according to the bible. ticking time bombs? >> stephanie: it could give them a genetic thing in addition to the environmental factors. >> caller: exactly. i don't think enough focus is on that especially when you have a cancer charity putting their logo on the buckets of kfc. there is a disconnect. for women's health, if a man has a history in his family of testicular cancer, is he
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recommended to preemptively remove his testicles? this is big-picture stuff we have to have bigger discussions on. >> women predisposed to that should be careful with soy. >> caller: absolutely. >> stephanie: wendy is there a corresponding test? a testogram as opposed to a mammogram? >> you would love that, wouldn't you? >> stephanie: door-to-door testograms. [knock at door] >> caller: i would volunteer. >> stephanie: you little hussy little squeeze. >> men do not like to get them squeezed, at all. just letting you know. >> stephanie: okay. i was going to do that during the commercial break. >> no, thank you. >> stephanie: fine. be that way. 45 minutes -- >> a little tickle. that's it. >> stephanie: what has happened to this show? 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie
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♪ if you're blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you sit where fashion sits, puttin' on the ritz ♪ >> stephanie miller. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 50 minutes after the hour. [growling] >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 toll free from anywhere. >> what a strange show this morning. >> stephanie: i don't know what's going on. >> the black balls. >> you started it. >> stephanie: man charged with holding three women captive and raping them over a decade in
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cleveland plans to plead not guilty to all charges. >> not guilty? >> stephanie: didn't they find a note that -- you know -- >> they found a suicide note. >> stephanie: that confessed to all of the stuff. okay. all right. and they're weighing the death penalty for jodie arias. because i'm a helper and a problem solver -- [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] put them both in a cell. arm them and figure it out. celebrity psycho death match. >> i think that ruling will come down for arias today. >> stephanie: i will probably be bumped from cnn again or i'll be in cool hair and makeup and they'll shove me into the lockers again. they'll shove me into the lockers. get out of the way political geek. no one wants to talk about benghazi. >> she loves you. she comes on this show -- she's awesome. i love her. >> stephanie: i know. 1-800-steph-12 frank in san francisco. hi frank. >> caller: good morning, good morning. i want to comment on angelina
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jolie. she was into self-mutilation way back and i think -- >> caller: don't hang up. >> stephanie: too late. [dial tone] okay. that was awful. all right then. jim, you were making a point about environmental stuff. you were saying when we were growing up we if know one kid with cancer. >> i didn't know one kid with cancer. >> now it is being marketed as normal. cancer barbie with no hair. >> stephanie: no way. >> that's something they put out to make kids feel better about having to go through chemo. >> my sister just ripped out the hair on her barbie on her own. >> stephanie: did she eat hair or no? >> no. >> between above ground nuclear testing and the proliferation of reactors, that really should have been decommissioned a long time ago but they had to keep running them.
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yeah. it is not good. >> stephanie: kathleen in chicago, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi kath. >> caller: listen, let me get this in because this needs to be said. you know what's so outrageous? is that the people that for president obama the ones in washington, should come out in the streets not -- just come out in the streets the ones in the other 49 states that voted for this president should come and stand outside their homes and protest of why for the last -- this will be the fifth year if we don't get this stuff together. that we are paying senators and house members to do their job but all they're doing is sitting there, stopping this country in its tracks because they're trying to get after one man. >> stephanie: kathleen, that's right. meanwhile, all of the ridiculous sequester cuts remain in place. all they're spending their time or energy on. all of this ridiculous -- scandal, scandal scandal. >> caller: you got senior citizens out here can't get one meal a day.
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they can't get that. you got babies that want to go to school to learn. you can't get that done. you got people that want to go to work, stephanie. can't even go to work. they're hold up all of this -- they can't get this president on anything so they're trying to scandlize it. i wish the media would focus more on that. supposed to be about the people's business. >> stephanie: kathleen, all of the stuff you just talked about it is argent. -- urgent. there are people who can't get their chemo treatment because of the sequester. and they urgently need answers about benghazi? thank you. i love you kathleen. >> caller: okay, thank you. >> because they failed to deny him a second term so now they want to make it as difficult as possible for him to -- >> stephanie: it is amazing. how it is urgent to have the 7,000th hearing about benghazi. >> stephanie: exactly. >> we can't fix our infrastructure because they don't want to spend any money on
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unionized workers. >> stephanie: by the way how often was it -- gay marriage in minnesota. you vee the bridge, rainbow colors but that's the bridge that tim pawlenty let crumble. fell down. >> people killed, i think. >> stephanie: not only somebody was talking about how quickly things turned around politically in minnesota and not just marriage equality but i mean, it really is incredible. like you can do it. if you get out -- they were saying this is a 16-year battle in minnesota because all republicans were in charge, they put, you know, just -- discrimination into the constitution over and over. they finally did it. [ ♪ alleluia ♪ ] go minnesota. what a beautiful rainbow bridge. >> it was really pretty. >> stephanie: it made me cry because it made me think about the dog poem. all right. >> oh, really? >> stephanie: yes. read it. >> oh, i've read it. cynical bastard.
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it doesn't affect me. >> stephanie: yes you are. charlie in albuquerque. hi charlie. >> caller: good morning. love your show. conspiracy question for jim. these people, all of these little scandals that are popping up, if you notice there's bush holdovers related to all of them it seems. the i.r.s. guy and the cheney assistant who was involved in benghazi. and i'm starting -- it is starting to sound rovish to me. they're kind of popping out of the woodwork. i'm wondering if you would comment on that. >> well, i haven't -- evidence of it. i haven't studied it that much but it wouldn't surprise me if they were trying to sabotage him. they denied him to the second term so they wanted to make it
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impossible. >> stephanie: representative jason chavez, republican of utah, said monday, he does not want president obama to be impeached. >> oh. spare me that crap. >> it saddens me. >> stephanie: he's just disappointed. >> disappointed! >> stephanie: but he isn't ready to take that option off the table. it is certainly a possibility he said. that's not the goal. and then senator james inhofe called benghazi the most egregious cover-up in american history. >> uh, no. >> stephanie: predicted obama will be facing calls of impeachment. people may be starting to use the "i" word before long. senator inhofe, they're already using the "i" word about you. ♪ you are an idiot ho, ho, ho, ha, ha ha, ha, ha ♪ >> coincident they start with i. >> they both start with i-n.
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>> stephanie: you're an idiot. ♪ you are an idiot ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ha, ha ♪ >> got a moron here. >> stephanie: say that about yourself. >> got a moron here. got a moron here. >> i am not one of your fans! >> i cannot find a key that says idiot on it. [ buzzer ] >> can i turn off my modem? >> stephanie: wow. what's happened? we've gone of a the rails early. >> black balls. that's what happened? >> you started it. >> stephanie: okay. what are we doing? oh, i see because i started with the black balls story about my mom. >> you crossed the line. you made me cross the line. >> stephanie: stop hitting yourself. >> we've got a moron here. >> stephanie: right back on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: all right. sexy liberal hal sparks coming up for hump days with hal next hour. jacki schechner has the justice department ever subpoenaed your phone records? do you have any idea? >> they would be really disappointed if they did. >> stephanie: mostly be jim calling you asking what you're wearing. >> i thought it would be the two of us going what are you doing? what are you up to? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: what are you thinking about? why are you being so distant? jim, stop calling me! all right. i don't know. mine would be too boring. that's the only thing that keeps my civil liberties intact. >> i call the same three people. >> stephanie: right. >> not that exciting. >> stephanie: how many times can someone call the liquor barn? oh, my god. all right. here she is, the scintillating
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jacki schechner in the current news center. >> the senate judiciary committee's markup of immigration reform legislation continues. yesterday, the panel voted on a series of amendments dealing primarily with student visas and senator jeff sessions reintroduced the i.d. of a government using biometrics like fingerprints and iris scans to keep track of who's coming and who's going and who's overstayed his or her visa. john cornyn explained walt disney world uses biometrics for ticket fraud. dick durbin pointed out the reality that walt ditny world is actually a smaller world after all. >> disney has two ports of entry. one in florida one in california. we have 329 ports of entry in the united states which include land, sea and air. if we're talking about being able to read cards at all points of entry for those leaving the united states, it is a more daunting task than it is at
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disney world or disneyland. >> i would argue that. he calls for a biometric entry and exit system but money is the holdup. back in 2008, homeland security estimated it would cost between $3 and $6 billion to implement the system. the current immigration bill as drafted calls for a visa photo i.d. scan instead. the committee did accept senator chuck grassley's amendment that customs officials get immediate notification when a student visa expires. this is a direct reaction to the news that one of the yung men who helped dzhokhar tsarnaev entered the u.s. in january on an invalid visa. if homeland security doesn't notify customs within 120 days according to the amendment the government would have to stop giving out student visas. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. (vo) this afternoon, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." john dean on tomorrow's big show. talk about how everything is watergate. [ screaming ] but it's not. in any way at all. okay. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. hump days with hal sparks next hour on the big show. oh, looky here, jim. another gun story. florida man shoots himself while bowling. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] in what might be the most american way to shoot one self. he shot himself after bowling after it came into contact with a load gun in his pocket. >> who carries a loaded gun in his pocket and who were you planning to shoot at a bowling alley? >> stephanie: direct strike. >> son of a bitch. ♪ i just [ bleep ] shot myself,
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i just [ bleep ] shot myself ♪ ♪ i just [ bleep ] shot myself ♪ ♪ i just [ bleep ] shot myself ♪ >> guess you could use the pins for target practice instead of throwing a ball at it. that's so boring. >> stephanie: kevin in chicago writes when anyone brings up targeting an organization, there is one word, acorn. go [ bleep ] yourself, republicans. [ applause ] oh dear, kevin. >> golly. >> stephanie: bit way, we were talking about double standards for the i.r.s. somebody was talking about mitt romney and how do you get to write off a dancing pony? the rafalca story. really? could we get away with that? i have a dancing therapy pony. >> how do you get away with hiding your income in the cayman islands? how is that legal? >> stephanie: would you like another reason to hate rich people? how about this. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] rich families cut in lines at
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disney world by hiring disabled guys. there is a new book out. primates of park avenue. the author claims it exposes a troubling trefned. upper crust moms using black market connection to use handicapped tour guides to walk them through the park so they can cut lines for disabled patrons. see, republicans don't hate all disabled people. >> they use them. >> stephanie: right. my daughter waited one men to get on it's a small world. the other kids had to wait two and a half hours. one mom is quoted as saying. you can't go to disney without a tour concierge. thurston you're so clever. >> who in their right mind would wait two and a half hours for it's a small word? >> stephanie: 99% of us. >> go do something else. that's a long wait for that ride. >> stephanie: the black market disney guys are said to charge in the neighborhood of $130 an hour for their services.
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the thousand dollar bill or so. at the end of an eight-hour tour still far cheaper than a $310 to $380 they would be paying for the disney world fast pass and v.i.p. guide. who wants a speed pass when you can use your black market handicap guy to circumvent the lines altogether the author writes. [ applause ] >> do you mind if we -- never mind. >> stephanie: you know what? you can't. you're doing parody. i get it. >> nope. sorry. can't do it. >> stephanie: okay. all right. wow. so, lots of news, right? breaking left and right. news about the news, for instance about "the associated press." phone records. >> we are focused on the things that we can do to help the middle class. the things that we can do to move our economy forward. >> stephanie: well, it's true. by the way mike tomasky points out, they're total hypocrites as usual on the right about this. first, they wanted obama to get
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tougher, not more lax and by in large, most conservatives would be saying good, to hell with thosissies at the a.p. >> in the situation where the department appears to be conducting a criminal investigation, it would be wholly inappropriate for me to have answers to those questions. >> stephanie: jay carney one more time on the a.p. story. >> other than press reports with very no knowledge of any attempt by the justice department to seek phone records of "the associated press." we're not involved with the white house with on-going criminal investigations. as those matters are handled appropriately by the justice department. independently. >> stephanie: and by the by, same thing with the i.r.s. scandal. there is no -- the white house -- they have said this did not come from the white house. and this is why it's not watergate. the i.r.s. blew the whistle on
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themselves. eric holder yesterday. >> i have to say this is among -- if not the most serious, it is in the top two or three most serious leaks i've ever seen. put the american people at risk. and that is not hyperbole. >> that's why they were being investigated because they wanted to get to the bottom of who leaked that. >> stephanie: i'm just saying, tomasky is right. there is a total different standard about national security when george bush was in office. >> interviewed by the fbi in connection with this matter and to avoid a potential -- appearance of a potential conflict of interest and to make sure the investigation was seen as independent. i recuse myself from this matter. >> stephanie: pam from new hampshire on the a.p. story. >> caller: hi, stephanie, how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: just a couple of points here so if you would let me get them through, i would appreciate it. last year at this time the republicans were accusing obama of leaking leaks to look tough
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on terror. they asked for the investigation. and then with this patriot act that gave government carte blanche during the bush administration, there are exceptions for the press back in 2007, darrell issa voted against it and so did other republicans so you know, i just feel like they ask for the investigation. they fought against the press. and they accused obama of leaking them himself to look tough on terror so i don't -- they need to find a leak. they need to find a leak. that's just what i wanted to say because we still need to find out who leaked this. and it is the house of intelligence could maybe -- that's who knows everything. republican or democrat? let's find the leak. >> stephanie: yep. there you go. that is what it was all about when bush was in office, remember? let's go to beverly in atlanta. hi bev.
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>> caller: hey, y'all, how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: this is jim's alley because of he loves conspiracy theories. i don't know if you would put this in the area of conspiracy theory but with 300 or 3,000 plus patriot applications to the i.r.s. and tea party isn't there like a homeland security edict regarding some of the subversive groups that are under the guise of patriotism and tea party? and i'm thinking maybe this could be a homeland security issue, why the i.r.s. was looking into this. any comment? >> stephanie: well bev i'm not sure, jim -- you're talking about the homeland security report. they were right about a rise in right wing extremist groups that were committing violence and that has happened. they were right. there was such an outcry from the right about that. that was several tantrums ago if you're keeping track. not nearly as important as benghazi. [ screaming ] >> they flipped out when janet
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nap napolitano talked about right wing terrorism. off with their heads! >> stephanie: bit way, a new survey shows that 39 people who think benghazi is the biggest% scandal in the history of our country don't even know where it is. >> herp derp. >> stephanie: hillary clinton weathering scrutiny of the benghazi hearings well. 49% of voters say they trust her more versus 39% who trust republicans. americans who think benghazi is the biggest political scandal in american history oh, boy 39% do not know where it is. 10% think it is in egypt. 9% in iran. 6% in cuba. 1% each in north korea and liberia. >> northnorth korea? >> stephanie: 4% not willing to venture a guess. >> herp derp. >> your republican party in action. >> stephanie: okay. jay carney on benghazi. >> what we have here with one
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issue in benghazi, so clearly a political side show, an effort to politicize a tragedy. >> stephanie: as evidenced by the rnc asking for cash. to get to the bottom of benghazi so presumably now -- so presumably if you elect more congressional republicans in two years, that will help us get to the bottom of this now. won't you please send $5? >> computer says no. >> stephanie: no, john bollton, i will not. but thanks for asking. senator harry reid on this. >> this is about smear politics and nothing else. earlier this year, they didn't say a word. when republicans held up for months and months, security funding of the embassies. >> stephanie: not to mention that it is kind of hilarious that they had access to the e-mails two months ago. that they're now just saying they realize this is the worst cover-up in the history of -- oh i'm sorry. i could have seen them two months ago? oh. >> oh!
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don't make me look at those things i don't want to see. >> stephanie: well-known southern belle. >> oh, my stars. >> stephanie: mr. vapors. >> mr. president, it's not going to go away. this is not a fox news story. this is an american story of four brave americans killed by radical islamists. you denied the threat. >> what about the 60 people who died under george bush? >> any word about that? >> stephanie: no thoughts on that. southern bell, lindsey graham. >> the president went off the clock, won the election. he was able to get benghazi behind him in terms of electoral politics but it won't go away. mr. president, it's not going to go away. >> benghazi, benghazi, benghazi, benghazi benghazi! have i mentioned benghazi? >> lindsey graham. >> stephanie: can't someone invent vapors away?
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>> send him to benghazi. >> he wants to get to the bottom of it. he can see what's going on down there. >> stephanie: melanie in ohio, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hello, melody. >> caller: i love you guys. i listen to you every day while i'm working. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i'm kind of a political geek, obviously. i've been bummed out about all of this stuff but when you watch the regular news, you realize 90% of america had no idea what's going on and doesn't care. the only thing they do is raise money. most regular people don't -- >> stephanie: they're pretty certain that benghazi is in north korea. okay. and then they went on to injure themselves eating pudding with a rubber spoon. 17 minutes after -- >> ow! >> stephanie: 17 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> yeah, sorry about that. the show's gotten a little lowbrow. >> what are you talking about?
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the president is conspiring against israel. the president is conspiring to divide the races and the haves and have nots. obamacare, they're going to euthanize the elderly people. it is ridiculous. what are we going to do about the conspiracy theories? >> stephanie: we get the douchey employer stories. i've had to do this and this because of obamacare. it hasn't even started yet. did you it because you're a douche. >> pizza is going to cost a million dollars because of obamacare. >> stephanie: john in durham, north carolina. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi, john. >> caller: hey steph. mooks, there is a thing on cnn that's got me wondering if people believe what john boehner says do they become boneheads? >> stephanie: yes, they do. cnn is reporting something different than what -- about jake tapper's e-mails. >> they're saying that the e-mails weren't as egregious as
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jake tapper made them out to be. jake tapper got some e-mails that made -- that made the white house look a lot more culpable. >> stephanie: isn't that interesting. i wonder where he could have gotten those from. >> stephanie: okay. as we mentioned we'll have john dean on the show tomorrow. he was asked of the events unfolding were giving him deja vu. you hear it. watergate, watergate. >> please, stop it. >> stephanie: he told the "daily beast," no, it is not even close to watergate at this point. the former white house counsel dismissed the flap as loose charges in search of a scandal. cover your ass operation between two different agencies with the state department and c.i.a. seeking the blame for the security lapses. this is what -- who's the conservative column, david brooks said as well on "meet the press" this weekend. republicans or fellow -- former republicans, whatever. he said when you have a good scandal, one that has legs, you know what the underlying problem
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is. benghazi face that test and with no clear charge. the public is confuse and bore and not terribly interested. he says judgment worn out by pew survey showing fewer than half of americans show they're following the hearings. the i.r.s. says in the i.r.s. scandal, he said it bears no resemblance to what he saw when he was in the nixon white house. speculation the scrutiny of tea party groups might have been directed out of the white house is baloney says dean. if that were the case, it wouldn't have come out this way meaning disclosed by the i.r.s. people. pick up a history book about what nixon did. he talked about that whole thing. that's what the whole enemies list was about. nixon ordered it personally. okay. >> so the obama administration must have done the exact same thing. it's logical. >> stephanie: to review what i said last hour, his infamous enemies list, which listed targeted political opponents and journalists working directly with a person in the i.r.s. who the white house had planted there. >> right. >> stephanie: okay.
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>> this is nothing at all like that. >> stephanie: republican lamar alexander comparing us -- trying to get information out about the healthcare bill. iran-contra -- pick one. chris lahane who was a veteran of the clinton white house said it is what we had to face but on steroids. the smallest issue can rocket around and become much bigger. then we were just talking about a string of e-mails that the white house shared with congress on march 19th. and about which house speaker john boner for the two months after, he didn't make a peep. it became bigger than watergate and iron contraand teapot dome combined. a cover-up where you didn't decide to go to the meeting or send anybody? >> i demand to see warren harding's e-mails on teapot dome. >> they didn't exist yet. >> stephanie: laura in st. paul on the obama scandals. you need to use air quotes when you say that.
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hello, lawrence. >> caller: you know what? the thing about this, we don't actually -- we shouldn't actually believe this. saying obama is involved in the scandal is like saying jackie robinson is going to bet on baseball. do some illegal stuff in congress. barbara jordan, she's going to stand up at the democratic national convention and say hey y'all you white -- how you doing? that's not going to happen. >> stephanie: that would be redundant, white honkies. that would be awful. >> caller: it would be an oxymoron too. if that's the case, we know deep down republicans, this guy is not going to be involved in a scandal. there must be be sting else underlying. so what they're doing is trying to obstruct. now, the third problem is obama himself. i never heard in his years as president thus far he has never called out his enemies. we don't know -- we don't know
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who's obstructing. he needs to say by name, who is obstructing and who is doing doing this stupid stuff. >> stephanie: i think he has a couple of times. it is everyone all the time. how much time does he have? 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv.
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alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> stephanie miller. >> a bit of a whore. >> there is no thrill equal to
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looking into some guy's eyes and thinking i don't know your name. you don't know mine but for the next eight minutes, you're going to rock this gas station. >> stephanie: okay. it is "the stephanie miller show." 34 minutes after the hour. pgh [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ♪ ] pgh in. >> stephanie: i will be on erin burnett tonight. turns out the press got played again by jake tapper. he has the smoking gun of the original e-mail from the obama administration. differed significantly from the leaked e-mails that abc ran with. >> by leaked, you mean made up. cnn has the original e-mail sent by a top obama aide regarding the reaction to the attacks. if differs from how sources characterized it to two different media operations. [ baby crying
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brian from illinois on benghazi. >> caller: how are you doing? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i would like to see them do an investigation on why they dropped the ball with katrina or why we went to war with a country that had nothing to do with 9-11 or why we were told there were weapons of mass destruction. all kinds of stuff. and that all of a sudden, it like -- all of that went away. they should make benghazi go away like they did with the weapons of mass destruction. >> stephanie: how many people actually died because of the whole -- iraq war? i'm so sick of them hearing -- [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> stephanie: based on what you showed them, you knew it was lies. >> on the ground looking for weapons of mass destruction. they knew there weren't any. they kicked them out. >> stephanie: by the way how is it going for the republicans getting the women's vote back?
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>> stephanie: senator james inhofe, you remember when hillary had to testify about benghazi. hillary showed a forceful attitude not usually heard from women. >> oh, he did not! oh, my god! >> stephanie: i think she's gotten by with that type of forceful attitude, something that's not normally custom that you don't hear from women as much as you do men and she came out so forcefully and you could tell it was orchestrated at the time she said it, he says in a radio interview. [price is right game sound] >> stephanie: roger in michigan you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: how you doing stephanie? loft show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i blame the democrats for a lot of the problems that the president is going through right now. i'm a democrat myself. i'm just sorely disappointed in
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him. they don't stand up for themselves. this very no backbone just like the governor of massachusetts said. you know, they -- the president has had the fewest amount of his appointees confirmed any president in modern history. >> stephanie: for instance the head of the i.r.s. might be helpful. >> caller: exactly. that is part of the problem. but you don't hear the democrats saying anything about it. they did the same thing with healthcare reform. they -- >> stephanie: that's why the acting head of the i.r.s. was a bush appointee you see, because they haven't gotten around to, you know appointing. okay. senator mitch poked his head out of his terrarium on the i.r.s. >> as you continue to file your stories on this subject ask yourself before you write, how would i be writing this story if
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this were a republican administration? >> stephanie: well yeah, i don't know. let's go back in the files and look at when the i.r.s. was investigating greenpeace and the naacp and the liberal church out here in california. okay. senator mitch -- >> when the i.r.s. starts behaving like a rogue agent that considers itself above the law we are in truly dangerous territory. >> that's not what they were doing. >> stephanie: right. >> they were looking at this scam of pretending to be a social welfare organization when they're clearly a political one. >> stephanie: that's not what our caller said earlier. hi stephanie, i just stumbled across your show. we never discuss politics at our gatherings. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> right. we just make tea. >> stephanie: exactly. brad in washington. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hello, brad. >> caller: hi, how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i'm a liberal from washington. i've been watching your show for quite a few months.
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love you guys. >> stephanie: love you. >> caller: a friend of mine told me that the problem with our country is the republicans have no brains and the democrats have no balls. >> stephanie: well... >> caller: i'm a liberal but we just don't stand up for ourselves. we let the republicans run the whole country and that's our agenda. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: we're in austerity now and what's being done about it? absolutely nothing. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: it's crazy. are you not far from the truth. senator orrin hatch, is that where we are? >> at no point in time, did anyone at the i.r.s. think it appropriate to set the record straight. there's no single agency in government that has the power that the i.r.s. has. they can destroy people. >> stephanie: yes. ask the naacp. greenpeace. >> stephanie: john in chicago you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi john. >> caller: hi. i'm sorry to freak out for a minute but i just want to say to -- i guess it was lindsey
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graham or any other republican who is going to keep repeating that the obama administration was trying to run up the clock on benghazi and that there was an election cover-up. here's the deal. on september 26th, the administration unequivocally confirmed that al-qaeda was behind it. that would be six weeks before the election and with all of the debate still to go which were all in october. can we return to reality, please? >> stephanie: three days after susan rice was on a sunday talk show. counter-terrorism guy said this was a terrorist attack. >> caller: you know, it seems to me the last six weeks of the election is not only part of the election season, it is the most important part of the election season. it is homestretch. and they admitted it was al-qaeda. >> stephanie: thank you, thank you, thank you. it seems to me lindsey graham is kind of a drama queen. >> one thing i'm not going to do is talk to the new secretary of defense until the old secretary of defense testifies about what happened in benghazi.
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♪ lindsey graham's up all night long ♪ ♪ bitching, moaning then he's gone ♪ ♪ looking for a big issue ♪ ♪ doing the dance ♪ >> are you satisfied with the approach the administration took? >> no. i haven't been satisfied for a long time. ♪ are you the drama queen ♪ >> we're three years into this and he's failing. ♪ drama queen ♪ ♪ on the couch ♪ ♪ you can bitch ♪ ♪ you can cry ♪ ♪ wasting the time of our lives ♪ ♪ be a girl ♪ ♪ make a scene being a drama queen ♪
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♪ being a drama queen ♪ >> stephanie: what does it take to satisfy lindsey gray lamb? >> i have an idea. >> stephanie: inside voice. jan in -- john in amherst. how you doing? >> caller: hi, guys. can i ask something? >> stephanie: benghazi is not a sore subject with me. >> caller: you hung up on me last time. pro publica is a left leaning advocacy organization admitting that they received information from the i.r.s. about conservative groups that had been -- that had submitted applications to the i.r.s. does it bother anyone that the i.r.s. is giving left-leaning -- if that happened with
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right-leaning organizations, you guys would have a fit. >> stephanie: you mean if like during -- just say hypothetically, during a republican administration groups like the naacp and greenpeace were audited by the i.r.s.? >> caller: steph -- >> stephanie: if that had happened, you're right. i would be outraged. >> caller: steph, that's fine. but we're all advocacy groups. are you going to -- they're not politically leaning at all? they're out there for truth? they're not left or right? is that what you're telling me? they're in the middle? >> stephanie: john, i understand you think this is your ah-ha moment. but i don't -- >> caller: when jon stewart decides to abandon barack obama like he did last night guys, you are -- >> stephanie: how did he abandon the president? >> he criticized president obama. he does that from time to time. he doesn't tow any party line.
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>> stephanie: if jon stewart and i don't agree on every subject, i'm whistling past the graveyard? >> caller: last year, i was completely wrong. i felt that in barack started to have people abandon him, he would lose it. i think that's what's going to happen. >> stephanie: you've been saying that for six years now. >> caller: no one has ever questioned him. watch what happens. >> stephanie: john, you call every few months. >> how can you say no one has ever questioned president obama? >> caller: i would have expected -- i don't call all the time. i only listen to you guys when i masturbate. >> stephanie: i'm going to hang up on you so i can mentally rub one out. >> you don't do that. >> stephanie: i do. >> what! >> stephanie: i've gotten better at it. practice.
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about the fruitcake while you were mentally masturbating during the break. >> stephanie: yes, thank you. >> caller: what he's neglecting to mention is the fact that information was sent from the i.r.s. in error and they actually sent, i believe her name was -- oh, boy last name was eldridge, i can't -- michelle eldridge stated it has come to our attention that you're in receipt of materials of organizations that have not been recognized by the i.r.s. as tax-exempt and they told them they received that in error. so for him to be so insanely angry over propublica receiving this information which they had requested normally during their reporting of these wonderful tea bagger groups, i have to ask i'm sorry. did the bush administration never make any mistakes? were they perfect and wonderful? >> stephanie: that's the way i remember them. >> caller: well, yeah. >> stephanie: by the way so mike tomasky who i normally want to date and kiss, i'm not sure i agree with him.
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he wrote a piece that he should ask holder to resign. he obviously -- as i've been reading stuff from his piece this morning he agrees there's total hypocrisy. he was saying that particularly on the a.p. thing first they wanted obama to be tougher on leakers and if this had been george bush's justice department, by in large, they would be saying good, to hell with thosissies. he said i recognize there are times when journalists might have to reveal sources when people's lives are at stake. he talks about the president's process. like he is going to stand by holder and let some process play out. but i guess his point is more political. while the process plays out, it will be drip, drip, drip, republicans will say anything they need to say to gain political advantage. tomasky needs to crack some heads at i.r.s. and crack them fast. now he ought to ask for holder's resignation. like the i.r.s. situation it seems likely the white house knew nothing about this. it might, the justice communicated with the white
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house counsel. administration's always hunker down in these situations but with the opposition he faces nothing is going to pass. and if obama -- permits these things to linger, they'll poison the situation on capitol hill which hardly needs anymore poisoning. it is like really? things might get poisonous on the hill? this is in time for letting process play out time to take action. i don't know. i understand the political point but i just -- i feel like it does not matter. it doesn't matter what the president does. there will be a new scandal tomorrow. because lindsey graham has an endless spliff vapors. >> there was like a one-two-three punch. boom boom, boom. >> stephanie: the press's 24-hour news cycle. scandal, scandal just because lindsey graham says something is a scandal doesn't mean it is. they hyperventilate. as i was saying, we'll have john dean on to give you some perspective of history. these are not -- you know,
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scandals anywhere near watergate. literally, the hyperbole has no end. >> stephanie: who said wen ghazi was worse than 9-11? >> that's insane. >> stephanie: it is the biggest cover-up in the history of our nation? >> they keep going on. was it al-qaeda or that movie? could be both. people influenced by events in the region. >> maybe we need to find a scandal or two in lindsey graham's background. >> stephanie: really now? another cat for the media to play with. hello, jill in ithaca. >> caller: good morning, steph and the co-anchors. >> stephanie: the panel. >> caller: the panel. that back to a story you were talking about earlier about these people, these very wealthy people that hire handicap people to help their kids get on to the rides on disney world? >> stephanie: get on the rides faster. >> caller: they're all liberals.
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sean hannity i had the unfortunate occasion -- sean hannity yesterday. and he's claiming all of those people are liberals because they live in new york city. >> stephanie: oh, i see. >> caller: yeah. we're all lovey and thurston howell and forgot one other guy who lives in new york city. mr. donald trump. >> stephanie: here is a news flash for you. >> there are a whole lot of people who work in the financial district that are not liberals. >> not remotely. >> exactly. >> stephanie: i did my commencement address and my friend was like can you not talk about politics. she said they're all republicans here. they're all on the board. new york. just sayin'. all right. brian in charlotte you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi brian. >> caller: good morning. holder does not need to resign. the republicans last year were all up in arms with their righteousnesses, indignation talking about how holder or obama was leaking stuff to the media.
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okay? they asked for an independent -- >> stephanie: what about fast and furious? seriously. >> caller: they ask for the independent panel and they wanted to investigate obama and holder so holder recused himself and the investigation went in a way where they didn't know. so now they're saying that obama or holder knew about the investigation or the details of the investigation when they were the ones under investigation. so what would it look like if obama said we don't want you guys to subpoena the a.p.? they would basically say obama is hiding the fact that he leaked stuff to the media by saying no, we don't want to subpoena that group. so he was following the law. with the other thing with the i.r.s. stuff because of watergate says the white house cannot be involved with i.r.s. matters. yeah, they can talk to the treasury secretary but the secretary secretary cannot tell the white house about pending
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status of a group until they approve. on benghazi, benghazi, oh, my god. the talking points obviously what jim said, it was wrong. they quoted somebody, misquoted somebody else and then the talking points came out and everybody saw that there is no story there. basically, the republicans are upset because they got outspent. they got outspent before the election. so the white house spins the story better than the republicans did. so now they're mad. it is ridiculous. these guys are pathetic, man. >> stephanie: it makes brian chuckly. did you see the rnc's director of hispanic outreach who is hispanic, has become a democrat. [ applause ] he decided that's the best way -- >> best course of action. >> stephanie: he was appointed by the rnc to oversee hispanic
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outreach last year. i think he was a little -- you remember the heritage foundation study on immigrants that said hispanics have a lower i.q. than nonhispanics. yes, he's decided he's more comfortable in the democratic party as it turns out. >> welcome. >> stephanie: i've changed my political affiliation to the democratic party he wrote. it doesn't take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the republican party today. regardless of what political affiliation people choose, my respect for some remains. obviously some others. >> computer says no. >> stephanie: i don't expect all hispanics to do the same although it helps but i'm taking a stand against this culture of intolerance. ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ ♪ let's give the boy a hand ♪ >> stephanie: that's one of the two similar bottoms of the republican party. a big elephant and a big guy that's afraid of change. just sayin'. let's go to phil in boston. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi phil. >> hi, mama. >> the two symbols of the
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republican party. an elephant and a big fat white guy who's threatened by change. hello, phil. >> caller: hello, mama hello mooks. first, i would like to invite that fellow from amherst as a fellow massachusetts resident. move to mississippi and get it over with. >> stephanie: all right. hal sparks next on "the stephanie miller show."
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>> stephanie: hour number three. sexy liberal hal sparks coming up right over there live in studio. jacki schechner what -- so what's all of the hubbub over kathleen sebelius trying to, i don't know, apparently she's trying to get information out about healthcare reform and the republicans, that's the latest thing they're hyper ventilating about, right? >> i think there was news she was trying to raise money to help implement it. i would imagine it would be costly to get the world out about healthcare reform. it is a heavy lift. we're talking about now 20% of our gdp and reforming that system. so there is a lot of work to be done. instead of spending government money necessarily to do it, that there is an opportunity to try to raise money from the private sector maybe to get it done. >> stephanie: it is almost like they can't do anything right regarding the affordable care act. >> we're excited they're going to try to repeal it again this week. >> stephanie: terrific. in the meantime, here she is, a one woman fight against
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healthcare misinformation, jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. house republicans held their weekly press availability this morning and speaker john boehner speaking about the i.r.s., told reporters it is not a question of who's going to resign but a question of who's going to jail. that prompted a followup question. what exactly speaker boehner think happened that would constitute a jailable offense. >> someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax-exempt status. i think we need to know who they are and whether they violated the law. it is clearly someone violated the law. >> while eric holder will testify today, this afternoon before the house judiciary committee, he's already said the fbi is investigating and the i.r.s.'s inspector general report that came out yesterday said that the disproportionate targeting of conservative groups
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wasn't the result of malice but simply bad management and lack of training. meanwhile representative michele bachmann turned up at the house g.o.p. meeting this morning wearing google glass and a couple of reporters got a photo. at $1500 a pair, the web connected glasses are still in beta testing mode. a new survey shows it is not the price that would steer people away from them but the awkwardness of wearing them. 45% said it is social awkwardness that's the main turnoff. someone wearing them would be seeking more information rather than social interaction. michele bachmann's case, we would say that would be seeking misinformation. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him.
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you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> stephanie: is it "the stephanie miller show." six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. what happens to my jim ward
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crystals? they've been replaced with -- >> what's that heavy breathing i hear? why, could it be? ♪ the humpty dance ♪ ♪ do the hump ♪ >> stephanie: hump days with hal sparks. >> yes, yes! >> stephanie: hello. >> hi, there. how are you? [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> stephanie: like bewitched. my darin switched. hello, honey, good morning. dick sargent and dick york. >> stephanie: jim has a voice job. hi, hal sparks. >> hi. >> stephanie: how are you? >> i'm good, benghazi, benghazi. >> stephanie: our friend melissa fitzgerald was with her nephew in fill fill. you know how you get street cred? you whip out your picture with the lab rats dad. [ applause ] >> stephanie: introduced me from hollywood. they were like who do you know?
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whip out the blackberry. lab rats dad. magic with the kids. >> that's actually my town list on like almost every social media web site. just because that's ridiculous. you're from los angeles. greater los angeles area. you can pick any neighborhood you want. but just when you say hollywood there is something sort of 1970s, i'm traveling in the middle east to it. he's from hollywood. or 1920s midwest. my goodness, there's a man here from hollywood. >> stephanie: yeah. we were talking about when -- argue -- argo came out, weren't they going to sue hollywood? >> stephanie: who is the lawyer for hollywood? get him on the phone. >> don't you wish they had made the movie "argo" then called the movie they released as "argo" kind of seven days in the desert because i want to see argo now.
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i want to see the actual thing. >> stephanie: maybe they'll make a movie of the russian spy story. >> awesome. for those of you who haven't been following apparently this is gentleman's agreement between russia and the thans we're constantly still trying to recruit people. like it is a cross between "spies like us" and some old 1950s, you know, the commies are coming movie. they busted this guy and he made a break for it. he was trying to recruit somebody and he had like 500 euros and two pencils to draw a mustache on yourself. and he -- when they came to get him, he realized -- he bolted for it. his blond wig that he was wearing kind of shifts to the side and his hat is on backwards so he looks like a black box theatre actor who was late for his cue because he was drinking backstage. he kind of bursts out. the british are coming. and falls out. it was terrible. he looks hysterical.
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>> sounds like dana carvey in the rehearsal. >> snl, they do the dry run before the show goes on. it is like dana carvey on a bender. >> the actor comes out and says blanch, it's time to go. >> stephanie: no, that's my line. >> don't start. go ahead. >> stephanie: doug writes because you are, as we know, hal sparks gay adjacent. straight ally. so it is -- [ ♪ battle hymn of republic ♪ ] amazing time in minnesota. doug writes steph, i'm a 60-year-old former white homophobic man who has never been a gay minnesotan today. the 12th state to legalize marriage for all. we work together to defeat a constitutional amendment to define a union between a man and a woman. today we gave all minnesotans the right to marry the one they love. what a turnaround in six months. my brother-in-law, his partner of 38 years both died before they had a chance to see this day. doug, one of our awesome former
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homophobe. >> are we on bachmann marriage watch? how long will it take to destroy their marriage? [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ♪ ] let's see. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: that might explode. [ticking time bomb] >> think how far minnesota has come since prince looked in his own parent's window and said freak show about the fact that he had an interracial parentage. i'm dead serious. like minneapolis as a cross point. he must be a great gym teacher because apparently prince has mad skills at basketball. >> yes, of course. >> it's true. he's apparently sick at it according to charlie murphy. >> your boys are there to see the game. >> stephanie: he probably freaks you out. you're going up for a lay-up.
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[prince shrieking] >> stephanie: not technically considered a foul. you can do that. you don't touch the player but you just go -- >> thin line between prince, like kind of screaming musical joy and a hawk spotting a prey. >> stephanie: look. it is prince. he doesn't eat mice. >> that we know of. >> stephanie: i think the former homophobes in minnesota because of our idea. we did the web video it only gets worse for old homophobes. >> everybody love me in school and i can put anybody i want in a headlock, teachers, girlfriends, parents didn't matter. because i was on the football team. they just let me get away with anything. it was amazing man. it is great. 17 years old. i can drive through town.
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chucking broken glass at the preacher's head. it was great and then afterwards um, you actually have to develop skills of some sort and social technique to get along with other people. i never bothered to do that because i was sitting on top of the heap the whole time. >> stephanie: shove david geffen into the lockers. >> i'm 7 years old. my gut looks like i'm smuggling a wine barrel. >> stephanie: got no eyebrows because my crystal meth lab blew up. it only gets worse. >> my crystal meth lab done blew up. >> done blowed up. what's left of my trailer -- >> stephanie: rachel maddow in the shower. >> back when she was blond. >> stephanie: that's right. >> that one picture of her that makes the rounds? >> what's wrong with that? >> she's beautiful.
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beautiful then. beautiful now. >> stephanie: indeed she is. >> and tall. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> taller than you. >> and yet i beat her at basketball. >> stephanie: you did. on the progressive voice's crew. >> wow! >> that's right. oh yeah. i beat rachel maddow. that's saying something because she can ball as well. she's good. >> stephanie: i'm not saying anything. but you're looking at the best lesbian basketball player in liberal media. [ applause ] >> catholic high. >> stephanie: all catholic. hook shot still feared in the upstate new york league. >> they don't use hook shots anymore. >> stephanie: well, they did in my day. >> of course they did. only way to make the shorts -- and converse high tops look right. that outfit only worked if you were -- >> stephanie: my brother taught me to do it and also at the same time to say "jabar." how many girls know how to do that? kareem abdul-jabbar.
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>> up bupkus. >> kobe. hello, michelle. >> caller: i would like to say this is one of my best shows and cenk uygur with "the young turks." i'm a little horse but it's gree with the caller that -- i'm a little hoarse but i agree with the caller that said we're afraid to speak. call obama up. call him tar baby, gangster government when mitt romney wanted to shut down planned parenthood. barbara boxer. all of these republicans -- all of these democrat women this is unconscionable. we know it is unconscionable. ann romney ought to be ashamed of herself to stand by her husband to close down planned parenthood when she had breast cancer and multiple sclerosis
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and so why would you want to shut it down which may prevent another woman from getting breast cancer. i just don't get -- i just don't get us as democrats. then the thing with -- the viagra. okay. men can get the viagra to make them long, hard and strong. >> stephanie: all right now. frisky there. >> i think she was insinuating insurance covers viagra. it does not cover birth control. >> stephanie: she was saying it is not a long, hard trip to get viagra. >> you can get there a lot quicker. that's what she said. so we don't have to push -- >> how do you get your mother's black balls again? >> stephanie: hal, you missed the story. my 90-year-old republican mom i sent her lobster and also it was a surf and turf basket. that's what she likes. little failly mignons. they were frozen. when i called, stephy, thank you for the lobster. there are black balls in here.
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i don't know what they are. are they some sort of seafood and i said mom i think they're the steaks are in the packing things and she called me later. stephy, you were right. they're defrosted. they are not balls. they were steak. >> burp. the tests were successful. it came back fillet mignon. >> stephanie: i think there would have been virtually no other way for to get my mother to say black balls. >> i had one. they're black balls i mean i know. [ buzzer ] >> see? line crossed it. >> stephanie: you did not with my 90-year-old mother. >> i'm going to go out on a limb right now. >> she accused me of crossing the line earlier today. >> stephanie: yes! >> oh, no. jury is still out. one second. these might be fillet mignons. >> stephanie: you know? 17 minutes after the hour. >> it has been 37 years.
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that tells you everything is being backed up in there. i trust carbonite. you should too. type in stephanie. you get a free trial. no credit card is required. plus two free bonus months with your subscription. that's the offer code is stephanie. we're in the midst of hump days with hal sparks. we've been talking all morning about these -- to me, they seem like a series of tantrums. i think we should use air quotes with scandal. another obama administration scandal. they seem to run out of air. every single thing is worse than watergate apparently. >> well, it is. because there is a black man involved who never should have been elected because he was born in kenya. i think that's -- you have to understand that every time you hear something you hear it in the context of what actually is it. is it important? no, it isn't. okay, let's move on. and they hear but he also plans to take down -- that's why we have to buy gold and store beans in the shed because the end of
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the world -- everything is heard through this continuing stack of things that are in mire minds -- in their minds unresolved. this backlog of nonsense that attaches itself to everything. so benghazi is attached to the a.p., is attached to -- >> stephanie: i think in a weird way, it is working in our favor. it is like the boy who cried wolf. how many times can they scream fire? as the president said the other day, benghazi is backing what we said from day one, there is no there. whatever they keep trying to say is a new benghazi bombshell. >> the interesting thing is every time they do some sort of thing where they're going to -- this is the last -- we've really got them this time! it ends up being a clarification of a misunderstanding earlier that makes it sound less of a scandal. less of a big deal. you know i will agree that there is an essential issue with eric holder. and i know where you were
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reading earlier about somebody calling for him -- >> stephanie: tomasky -- >> calling for him to resign or step down. i don't think it is because of his failures as an a.g. but he certainly has been a target in that there was this idea that this is obama making a black cabinet. this is the obama -- and their idea that somehow we're going to -- 40 acres and a mule and this is black people's time to -- >> stephanie: i don't remember seeing an attorney general treated with the disrespect. >> hal: it is ridiculous. >> stephanie: it started with fast and furious which was a bush administration program. >> hal: the i.r.s. is run by a bush appointee right now because they won't -- because they wouldn't -- you know what's the interesting thing? if they had simply just let the i.r.s. commissioner go through as a rubber stamp office thing. this had come out later. it would have actually been more damaging to the administration because the person at the top of the i.r.s. would have been an obama appointee. they literally capped this
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scandal. >> stephanie: exactly. >> hal: by their own intransigents. they made it -- there is a firewall that obama has to this scandal that republicans put in place. >> stephanie: right. the woman at the center of the benghazi scandal is dick cheney's former aide. >> stephanie: buddy in columbus you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: what you guys don't understand is how good obama is with this i.r.s. scandal. you see as a junior -- as a state senator of illinois, he forced w. bush to hire a commissioner who would allow seven years in the future, investigation into organizations that weren't formed yet. >> photo shop class where they were both working on their birth certificates. >> stephanie: then they would blow the whistle on themselves. >> caller: mama. >> stephanie: yes? >> caller: one more thing. i don't know if hal has seen this because he's big into the
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smart phones. google newt gingrich and smart phone. i don't know if you saw this. he didn't know what they were. >> stephanie: or why they call it that. yeah. >> mcdonald's app to find out where the nearest mcdonald's is. >> he does? >> stephanie: it works fine for him, clearly. anthony in las vegas you're on the "the stephanie miller show." hi anthony. >> caller: thanks for taking my call stephanie. i appreciate it. i wanted to call in and talk about the scandal i guess with the justice department spying on the a.p. i personally believe that if this was john mccain in office, that administration, you would have the entire media going crazy. you would have fox news defending john mccain or defending whatever this administration against spying, whatever. we need to take out this partisanship when we look at these issues because they really are scandals. and they're mixed up in the partisanship because it is the republicans who are not in office who get attacked about
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these issues. we need to just attack it on all fronts and stop defending it and what i truly believe is that obama, what his defining legacy will be is that he sold this domestic -- he sold this to liberals. >> stephanie: anthony wait, wait wait. >> hal: he supported as did eric holder, a reporter shield law from the very beginning. and this -- it stalled on the hill. the very republicans who are -- you know, most up in arms about this particular thing are responsible directly for killing that bill. that would have eliminated this kind of stuff even being potential. now, the search for -- this is leftover pay theoryiot act stuff. -- patriot act stuff. the grounds used to get this. this isn't about leaking stuff about the government you know, where they had a hand in something. or they were illegally hiding
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something. >> stephanie: right. >> hal: there was a terrorist act and they -- somehow -- >> stephanie: tomasky said if this were a republican administration, they would be going oh, those sissies at the avenue. p. >> i've heard that very thing on right wing radio. >> stephanie: back with more on that. hump days with hal right here on "the stephanie miller show." current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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and then his cat and new vacuum cleaner both went missing. >> welcome back to "the stephanie miller show." >> hal: stephanie will join us in one second when she puts on her headphones. tangling issue oz you can see on current it television. >> stephanie: i was in the bathroom sucking on a therabreath lozenge. >> why do you need to go to the bathroom to do that? >> stephanie: pop a great tasting mint and help stop uncomfortable dry mouth fast. therabreath mouth wetting lozenges available at target, walmart, walgreens and other fine stores. >> i have to send that to the client thanks. >> stephanie: hal sparks! all right. >> hal: i was trying to come up with a real reason why she would have to go the bathroom. >> stephanie: can you take your organ out? >> stephanie: a florida mayoral candidate has claimed she has an endorsement from
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jesus christ. have you seen that? she said it is a spiritual endorse. why? everything i do, i always get god involved. he's like pointing. he's endorsing her. >> hal: how is god not involved. if you believe in the intrinsic -- how is it not involved that, spirit, that thing. even when it -- you don't listen, that's got to be part of the plan. you can't not -- race can't not be part of the sun. >> stephanie: she told the "miami herald" the lord and savior came to her in a dream. i felt it was from heaven. it was an endorsement by jesus. >> hal: or it could have been cheese after 6:00. >> stephanie: she made headlines when she claimed she was the target of voodoo spells. >> that i believe. >> or fish burps. >> bringing on visions of jesus telling me to run for mayor. >> stephanie: it was string
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cheese after 6:30. i'm sorry. i thought it was jesus. my bad. >> hal: for the record, just for i think the education of the voter, can -- you know how they put like -- you know, wanda jenkins, local businesswoman you know, running for mayor or whatever. can we put underneath this woman's name, jesus told her to run in a dream. just to combat voodoo? so the people can make an informed voting choice. >> stephanie: speaking of people using religion as a weapon. in north carolina, kings might be woman has been arrested with beating another woman with a bible. with the bible. >> that's not really what that's supposed to be used for? >> stephanie: missing the point a little bit. >> hal: maybe it was an eye for an eye kind of thing. >> stephanie: speaking of this this -- >> hal: pull out certain books of it. you have to go through the bible and pull out all of that love thy neighbor stuff yank those
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pages out. >> book of job. >> give them an ax whooping. >> stephanie: i got hit with the book of job. >> hal: two guys over in the corner taking bets on me. one is glowing and the other one smells of sulfur. >> stephanie: speak of the i.r.s. hypocrisy. we were talking about churches were being investigated under george w. bush and audited by the i.r.s., some for speesk out against the war. >> hal: also recall when liberal groups are being infiltrated, you know, looking for subversive, you know, anti-war groups and trying -- here is the interesting thing. i actually think when this scandal really, when they really get down to the meat and bones of it, i don't think it is going to be that they went after tea party groups in particular. i think it is just going to be that this particular i.r.s. agent had a problem with forms written in crayon and that
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disproportionately that affects tea party groups. so if there is a lot of blood and -- on your form and it is written in crayon like you harmed yourself in the process of writing it, it also might be quite frankly that the number of tea party groups running under the same name -- >> we have an update from chelby that mayoral candidate whom jesus backed, the mayoral candidate lost. so jesus backed a loser. >> i wonder how pat robertson feels about that. >> stephanie: speaking of war what is it good for? the president will announce in the next few weeks how many combat troops. the united states will leave in afghanistan in 2014. >> hal: i'm going to go with goose egg. i think there will be support troops but combat troops, i'm going to go goose egg zero. as there should be. arguably, to some degree, we're going to have support troops and
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all kinds of training, you know. guidance. guidance counselor type. still soldiers but they're there to stand back with their arms crossed and say is this an army? we're going to see a bunch of that. >> stephanie: support troops were just like nurturing and verbally supportive. just like moms at a swim meet. you're doing great. >> hal: all they have to do is be slightly better in a junglegym than al-qaeda is. >> stephanie: you know what? it's hard to have body strength like that. it's okay. get back up. you can do it! >> hal: wow. >> stephanie: all right. oh i'm doing in honor of minnesota. a little gay fact. reports are circulating that nintendo will remove a game glitch allowing male characters to marry and raise kids. >> a glitch? i would think that would be a feature. >> stephanie: according to them, it is a glitch.
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reports circulating a game feature allowing male characters to marry each other in the japan collection, new life. >> hal: okay. >> stephanie: it is a glitch the company intends to fix. in response to a user report about funny human relationships funny how? funny like i'm a clown? nintendo posted a notice many in the blog world believe it will prevent male characters from marrying. >> hal: it is easy to offend, you know, the gamer crowd in japan. you have to understand they're relegated to almost two activities. one is photo bombing pictures with their fingers up with giant stars coming out of their heads and tentacle race. >> stephanie: nintendo stated an update will arrive but it would not make clear if they would remove same-sex marriage or if it would apply to female characters. i guess -- >> hal: i'm going to go with
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no. but technically speaking, anything that happens on a subway in the game is completely cool. can't get married and raise kids but if you want to rub yourself up against a stranger on a subway, that's kind of -- carte blanche for that. >> stephanie: how awesome does behind the candle -- candelabra look? >> hal: i'm going to release a competitive liberace bio pic for all of the blue hairs are holding on to the belief that he's straight. like the liberace movie. where afterwards it shows him dressed like the brawny paper towel guy sawing wood in his backyard. this is how i spend my >> hal: maybe you're the right one, right thelma? >> stephanie: as a straight man who played a gay man michael douglas said for locking lips with matt damon was no big
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deal. he said once you get that first kiss in, you're comfortable. he said he -- matt and i didn't rehearse the love scenes. we said we've read the script, haven't we? just get her done kind of thing. the hardest thing is everybody is a judge. last time you murdered someone but everyone has sex. which means everyone has an opinion. >> hal: on what it should look like. >> stephanie: that's not how you do it. move! >> hal: all i remember is crew members coming up after we would cut the last shot on a sex scene and half of them would be going whew! i don't know how you do that. much less in front of a bunch of us. whew. literally, they would walk in. whew. >> stephanie: because you're a good actor. hal sparks. [ applause ] >> hal: sex scene between michael and ben on the kitchen counter and these people who are
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fighting marriage equality show up at our door and like going door-to-door. and we both come to the door, clearly, having just been in the middle of sex when we answered -- >> post-coitus. >> hal: sweaty, clothes all akimbo. very funny scene. but the sex scene prior to that moment had to be, arced up to create the balance of what they had walked in on. we swung from the fences on that one. >> stephanie: commitment. that's what hal sparks is all about. >> hal: if you watch my radio show when i ustream it on saturdays, there is a statue behind me of a little kung fu ceramic guy i got in toronto. on his leg is my pouch that i wore. >> stephanie: that's cute. was it hard -- no offense the first scene? >> it never got easier. it actually gets harder if you
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want to use that phrase. it gets more difficult -- it gets more difficult. >> you say the word difficult not hard. >> it is an awkward social -- gay, straight or otherwise doing a sex scene is like simulating sex with a cousin in front of your entire family on the thanksgiving table. that's what it's like. and we're shooting in toronto where it's freezing most of the time and they wanted us to look sweaty so they were spritzing us constantly so you're neighbored on a cold set being spritzed with water and yeah, don't judge. just saying. the important thing was the connection existed so the work was actually not so much making the sexy -- because the sex scenes, everybody will think it either looks real or not real to them because that's how they are. we did it -- it was like a football player. your arm goes here and this hand will go here and we'll do a cascading shot up the arm down the leg. >> least sexy thing in the world. >> hal: the most difficult thing as far as, you know, being
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an actor is in the middle of all of that nonsense being freezing to death. being damp. you're not even -- it's not sweat. it is water from a little spritzer gun. trying to maintain the fact that you desperately want this relationship to look real on camera. you want people to know these people aren't just having sex they're in love. that's the work of any scene anyways. it is made more difficult by everybody else's issues with it. so my heart goes out to michael douglas and matt damon for doing the work and going there. it is not brave to play gay anymore in that regard. not that it ever was. it was an act to be involved in the social architecture of it. bravery, i don't know. ask harry hamlin about bravery. >> stephanie: he was one of the first ones. >> you probably took a bit of a career risk taking that role, didn't you? back then? >> hal: no question. it was a career cul-de-sac for a
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lot of people on the show. and you -- >> stephanie: i love your idea. a lot of straight people watching going -- they're doing it wrong. if you're not wearing a furry costume. like freaks going that's disgusting. >> hal: the more real it got, the weirder they got about it. they were like that's how i have sex. it is just -- not with a guy -- but they just seem like normal. [ laughter ] >> wait a minute. i kind of like this. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: 46 minutes after the hour. right back with "the stephanie miller show." back are remaining moments of hal sparks. >> we have to see him like a sexy profitable company and we're almost pulling it off. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." about being up to date so a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. joy behar: you can say anything here. jerry springer: i spent a couple of hours with a hooker joy behar: your mistake was
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♪ ♪ ♪ i heard that -- >> stephanie miller ♪ you didn't think i would hear it ♪ ♪ people hear you talking about that ♪ ♪ because there ain't no harm with that, girl ♪ >> stephanie: yeah, that's right. 51 minutes after the hour. hump days with hal sparks. he will be performing this weekend. >> hal: at the arlington cinema house in washington, d.c. in arlington which is just outside -- for those of you that have traveled in the d.c. area, get to go to the d.c. area, they have that air force memorial that's over arlington cemetery. which is supposed to look like the three jets kind of spiraling away from each other. >> it is actually beautiful.
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>> hal: it is great. but it points up. it is not obviously -- you can't create a giant concrete structure that goes left to right or right to left in the sky. without supports. so they made it go up. it look like three nuclear missiles being launched out of the pentagon. >> stephanie: awesome. >> hal: my buddy chris bono who opens for me calls it oh, crap as you drive by it. oh my god have we launched the first strike? >> stephanie: what has north korea done now? dennis rodman, what did you say? >> hal: you glance over your shoulder. it's concrete. >> stephanie: all right. oh, you had some i.r.s. fun facts. >> hal: yeah. so, you know, as they say, there were 2,770 groups that were asking for tax-exempt status during this election cycle. of all of the conservative groups, none were deny their tax-exempt status. some of them took a little
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longer but i'm going to guess if ted nugent is doing your paperwork, it is going to slow down the process a little bit. one group was denied their tax-exempt status. and that was a group called emerge america. it was a progressive organization. one liberal group was denied their tax-exempt status by the i.r.s. none of the tea party groups weren't allowed even though they had the words -- politically charged words in the title of their names which is why they were questioned in the first place because since 1913, the i.r.s. has been -- that's been their mandate. >> stephanie: i wonder if that answers mitch mcconnell's question. >> i'm calling on the about the to make available completely and without restriction everyone, everyone who can answer the questions we have as to what's been going on at the i.r.s. >> stephanie: well, there you go. >> who knew about it and how high it went. >> hal: i'll tell you what, as
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high as it could have possibly gone, it stopped at the bush head of the i.r.s. >> stephanie: there you go. >> hal: i'm sorry mitch. keep going as high as you want in the i.r.s., mitch mcconnell because what you're going to bump up against is the person running the whole she bang, bush appointee because you guys wouldn't put obama's person in charge. >> stephanie: tucker in twin cities minnesota. grumble. tucker? >> caller: hey, stef. how are you? on the i.r.s. thing why don't we just stop the b.s. tax exemptions. how does a group -- like crossroads and the fact that it was that liberal group the one denied exemption, it is an example of how the conservative groups scare everybody. so you have to be so pure with the conservative groups and the liberal groups if they don't dot every i and cross every t they're the ones that lose their exemptions. >> i think you're absolutely right. you might even go a little --
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the easy solution would be let them run as a normal organization, what would an profit-making thing then everything they spend on things that would arguably be considered charitable like every other person does or every individual does, they could count against them and be a nonprofit. they wouldn't end up paying taxes. >> caller: that's one of the questions i have about this. if i donate to crossroads gps is my donation tax-deductible? because it is a 501(c)(4) organization? >> hal: technically yeah. >> but they don't have to disclose i'm a donor but i get to take the the deduction on my taxes so it is a win-win for me. those are the rules we need to be talking -- >> hal: you're right. >> stephanie: thank you. >> hal: that's the absurdity of it is that you -- that there is a tax-free exemption for any kind of organization or
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corporation that is advocating for any particular anything. if you're a charitable group this is where it gets foggy. because you're the leukemia foundation and you're fighting for a cure. and part of the process of fighting for a cure for leukemia is lobbying congresspeople to give a crap about leukemia. running ads saying this is a serious thing and we need to raise money for it. and there is a compelling social interest for the public that they not be taxed. that that not be -- it is not a profit-making organization. but once you get into the -- but i think it should be categorically an activities-based limitation on your tax-exempt status. not on how you file or say your meetings go or the words you're supposedly using to describe the people that you do but what actually -- the end result of your money is. >> stephanie: all right. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ♪ ] in honor of marriage equality
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passing in minnesota because as you know, all straight people have impeccable family values, including an illinois man honeymooning with his new wife in an orlando resort. he failed to return. the bride reported him missing only to say he had been booked on soliciting prostitution and marijuana on his wedding night. a man can't go out and get some weed and a hooker on his wedding night. >> hal: what were his vows like that day? >> stephanie: who are we to judge? >> hal: totally take you to be my -- babe for the half hour. >> stephanie: lindsay lohan is having trouble in rehab. [ ♪ "nbc nightly news" ♪ ] she's threatened to quit the betty ford center because they've taken away her drugs. don't you hate that when rehab takes your drugs away?
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what's that about? >> if he's oned aral to keep her focused -- that's a thin line one. you can't get high off of adderall per se. >> it is a mind altering drug. >> hal: you want her to be able to focus on your conversation. >> stephanie: we love you, hal sparks.
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i'm jacki schechner. it is noon eastern. attorney general eric holder will testify before the us could judiciary committee next hour. facing two different inquiries. one will be the issue of the i.r.s. admitting that it paid particularly close attention to some conservative organizations that were applying for
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tax-exempt status. the other is the justice department secret subpoena of "associated press" phone calls over a period of two months. as for the latter, holder claims he will excuse himself from the investigation that led to the d.o.j. asking for the a.p.'s phone records. the government was looking into who may have leaked information related to a terrorist plot that the a.p.

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